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Kyrgyzstan

Explore in a sustainable way the most beautiful trails of the Tian Shan mountain range and experience the hospitality of the Kyrgyz nomads.

Uzbekistan

Unlock the secrets of the Silk Road and immerse yourself in its unique traditions and way of life of the ancient civilizations and rich culture of Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan

Disclose the gems of Tajikistan and explore the hidden corners of the Pamir and Fan mountains while respecting the fragile nature.

Turkmenistan

Create your own trip and uncover the authentic life of the Turkmen people and their rich history in the heart of the Great Silk Road.

Kazakhstan

Enjoy your unique tailor-made journey exploring the endless steppes and snowy peaks of Kazakhstan. Immerse yourself in the nomadic traditions.

China

In private group, unlock the secrets of ancients civilizations of China and immerse yourself in its unique traditions with a tailor-made program.

Nepal

Experience our hiking programs off the beaten track and discover the magic life of Nepal while supporting local sustainability initiatives.

Mongolia

Find your adventure in Mongolia and experience the rich nomadic culture and stunning landscapes, in immersion with local communities.

Pakistan

Discover in a sustainable way the heart of the Indus civilizations and the Karakoram mountains, in total immersion with local traditions and cultures.

Afghanistan

Explore safely the rich culture and stunning landscapes of Afghanistan, like never before with local communities and preserving the incredible nature.

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Culture

Culture in China China

This chapter is devoted to the cultures of Xinjiang where the current dominant people are represented by the Uyghurs. The name Xinjiang means "new frontiers" and was adopted by Qing Manchuria. But history has made this region a mixture of peoples and cultures. During prehistoric times, cultural influence came from the northwest and moved east until the 3rd century AD when Buddhism appeared in the region. The Scythian empire gives way to the Kouchan empire which left many pictorial traces especially in the caves of Kizil and marks the beginning of the Silk Roads. Then in the 7th century, it is the Tang culture which dominates the region but for a short time, because in the 8th century the Tibetan Empire controls the region before the Tang with the help of the Uyghurs regain control. From 840, the Uyghurs were pushed back to the south by the Kyrgyz, they will remain there to this day.
The Uyghur people are therefore an ancient Turkish people who greatly influenced Asian civilizations. The Uyghurs were the first sedentary among the Turkic peoples. Influenced by Manichaeism and then by Buddhism, whose heyday extends from the 9th to the 10th centuries, and was a highlight in the history of the region in artistic and literary terms. Subsequently, the Uyghur Islamic era gave birth to famous works of the 11th century such as the "Compendium of Turkish languages" by the philosopher and lexicographer Mahmoud Al-Kachgari and "The Science which brings happiness" by the philosopher Yusuf Balasagun, prides literary works from all over the Turkish world. The place of Uyghur civilization is as important there as the Greco-Roman civilization for the Western world.

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Eco Projects

Rural development in Nepal

The Nepalko Sathi association leads its actions in favor of the Sherpas of Khembalung in the Arun valley (Province of Koshi). Nepalko Sathi

From Tumlingtar airport we reach by jeep the small town of Kahandbari where we are greeted by Kibutie and his family. From there, we climb to the small village of Gontala, in the heart of the actions of Nepalko Sathi (three days of walking), then we go up to Saissima, where Tendi Sherpa is rehabilitating the hamlet of his childhood. From Saissima it is possible to continue and make a loop towards Makalu and the impressive surrounding peaks (under tent).

Partners

Boule de Neige Association

A Union for the enjoyment of winter sports and the development of young people.

In a harmonious blend of winter sports enthusiasm and social awareness, Nomad's Land is proud to collaborate with the Swiss Association "Boule de Neige." Born from the shared passion for mountain adventures in Central Asia, "Boule de Neige" has become a conduit for fostering lasting connections between Swiss mountain enthusiasts and communities in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Samuel Maret, a key figure with deep roots in Kyrgyzstan, has been instrumental in cultivating these connections, linking Swiss schools, sports clubs, and winter sports aficionados with their counterparts in Central Asia. The focus on shared interests like snowboarding, skiing, and other winter activities has created a bridge between these communities.

At Nomad's Land, we recognize the importance of intertwining environmental responsibility with our love for exploration and adventure. To support this shared vision, we offer travelers the opportunity to not only compensate for the carbon footprint of their journey but also contribute to "Boule de Neige's" meaningful projects. A donation of 25 CHF can offset around 2 tons of CO2 (flight included) emitted during your travel, aligning your alpine adventures with a commitment to sustainability.

Embark on a journey with Nomad's Land, where every step taken in the pristine snow is a stride towards environmental conservation and community upliftment. Join hands with "Boule de Neige" and us as we carve the path for a winter wonderland that embraces both joyous recreation, children's happiness and conscientious stewardship.

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